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Nutrition

Milk substitutes – which one is best?

Consumer watchdogs, Choice has done a comparison of soy, oat, rice and coconut milk. The bottom line is some are low in protein and calcium, so not valid alternatives to cows milk. Fortified soy milk comes out on top but … Continue reading

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Nutrition FAQ’s

You may exhaust your nutrition questions on Dietitian Catherine Saxelby’s new website. Her FAQ’s are genuine – what her clients and audiences have asked her over the years.  http://foodwatch.com.au/faqs.html

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What’s wrong with a low carb diet?

Check out Dr Jennie Brand-Millers explanation in the latest Gi News from Sydney University. In a nutshell: long term use (more than 6 months) appears to increase risk of heart disease through a larger intake of saturated fat and provoke … Continue reading

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8700 – find your ideal figure campaign

Did you know you get to eat more for weight stabilisation at a heavier weight and burn more kilojoules when exercising? These benefits probably do not outweigh the benefits of weight loss but are interesting facts. The NSW Food Authorities … Continue reading

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Worst sandwiches and wraps slideshow

A slideshow of pumped up sandwiches (USA) and downsized alternatives. One sandwich has 1200 calories, but it doesn’t really look like it. Good education in the printed commentary. If you have a partner or child that slaps on the butter … Continue reading

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Sustainable Seafood Guide

Did you know, like Europe, Australia has a sustainable seafood guide put together by The Australian Marine Conservation Society and independent marine biologists. In a nutshell, here are the sustainable seafood choices: Leather jacket Bream Eel Australian Salmon Bonito Herring … Continue reading

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David Gillespie’s Big Fat Lies

If you are after a critique for David Gillespie’s new book “Toxic Oil” visit the link below. If the interview is too long for you, go straight to the Australian Heart Foundation response paper for a quick review. See 2nd … Continue reading

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Get healthy checklist.

If you are off track and the weight loss has slowed, check out this adult star-chart and use it to get back on track. Simple and effective if you use it. http://www.gethealthynsw.com.au/content/PDF/gh_checklist_11-2-10.pdf

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Eat less don’t talk substitutions

The average Australian eats too much junk and not enough good food. If we replaced all the junk with half as much fruit, vegetables and wholegrains and drank water instead of soft drinks we would be back on track.   … Continue reading

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How much fish is enough?

 Instead of taking fish oil and krill supplements why not eat fish? There are always paradoxes in scientific research, one of them is the omega-3 debate. Research shows if you eat fish twice per week, any type, you reduce your … Continue reading

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